A day after it overturned three of his orders, the Directorate of Vigilance (DoV) has curtailed the powers of Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief M K Meena, asking him to only look after training work and monitoring of cases undergoing trial till the Delhi High Court decides on the validity of his appointment.
The DoV has asked ACB’s Additional Commissioner S S Yadav to supervise the main work, including investigation and functioning of the anti-graft body, days after the High Court refused to restrain Meena from entering office as sought by the Delhi government.
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In his order, Vigilance Director Sukesh Kumar Jain also said that Yadav shall report directly to him. The DoV under the Delhi government is the head of the ACB and is competent to allocate work among the officers in the anti-graft body.
“M K Meena has been posted as Joint Commissioner of Police in ACB. Since there is no regular post of JCP in ACB and as the matter is sub-judice, Meena will look after the work of training and monitoring of under trial cases till the final outcome of ongoing proceedings in the High Court,” Jain said.
“S S Yadav, Additional Commissioner of Police, ACB, shall supervise the work of DCPs, ACPs, inspectors and SHO of police station of ACB. He shall also supervise all investigations inquiries and other functions of ACB and its police station. So branch officers shall work under his direct control and supervision. He shall report directly to Director (Vigilance),” he said in his order.
As per Jain’s order, the work allocation in respect of all other officers ACB shall remain unchanged. They shall continue to discharge their duties and report to their superviser in hierarchy.
On Tuesday, the government cancelled three orders issued by Meena through which he appointed Inspector Brij Mohan as the new SHO replacing Inspector Vinay Malik. On June 8, Meena, a 1989-batch Indian Police Service officer, took charge of ACB after he was appointed by Jung, superseding Yadav.